[erlang-questions] Attracting Functional Programmers

G Bulmer <>
Sat Oct 6 01:55:18 CEST 2007

During the CUFP workshop, people talked about attracting developers  
to FP.
The Haskell web site was compared to the Python (I think) web site.
I believe the pitch for Haskell was much weaker than the Python pitch.

I took a stab at a few 'marketing' statements for Haskell. My  
intention is to stimulate debate because I do feel there are  
unnecessary barriers to recruitment. I do not expect my suggestion to  
survive :-)

You may want to take a look at http://groups.google.com/group/cufp/ 
I am G B-)

I don't feel I should stimulate a similar debate about the Erlang web  
site, which I think is different (but I don't mind trying; I've had  
bricks thrown at me before).
I do feel there should be some commonality of key ideas/benefits  
across the FP community where practical, so that the strength and  
coherence of the whole community and its technology is appreciated  
rather than highlighting a specific weaknesses of any individual part.

G Bulmer

PS - Great Erlang meeting; thank you everyone for the welcome,  
enthusiasm and support.

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